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Ballymena resident publishes first novel

A Ballymena resident has turned published author with a fantasy novel which tells a compelling tale of good versus evil, with a twist.

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Participants in last year's Step Out For Stroke at Antrim Castle. (Submitted Picture).

Step out for stroke survivors at Antrim Castle Gardens in May

The Stroke Association is holding a ‘Step out for Stroke’ walk in Antrim Castle Gardens on May 21 at 2pm.

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An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
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Most common reason for flight delay compensation revealed

Was your flight delayed over the Easter break? If you’ve been sat twiddling your thumbs in the departure lounge over the holidays and hoping for a pay out your claim will be more successful if the delay is due to a technical glitch according to latest research.
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Best Kept Garden competition launched

Do you love your garden? Or perhaps you know someone who works tirelessly to keep their garden looking beautiful.

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Overall Team Programme winners for the North East area, Boom from Riverside School pictured with Carol Fitzsimons MBE, Chief Executive Young Enterprise.

Riverside School students have cause for ‘Big Celebration’

Students from Riverside School showed they mean business by winning a top Young Enterprise award.

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Chef Rob Curley with gardener Frank McCooke.

Supper on menu at Market Club

A dining experience with a difference has taken root in Ballymena where the ingredients for its success are grown literally ‘over the hedge’.

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Tidy Randalstown volunteers prepare to fly the flag in National Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Competition. (submitted picture).

Randalstown getting ready to be judged

Tidy Randalstown has started preparing the town to look its best for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom Finals competition.

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Crosskeys man Jimmy OBoyle is taking on the eight Mile Walk at this years Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in aid of official charity partner Mencap.

Jimmy makes marathon effort in aid of Mencap

The 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is just days away and Crosskeys man Jimmy O’Boyle is once again calling on local supporters to help raise funds for learning disability charity Mencap.

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WATCH: Dominican College celebrates centenary

Dominican College in Portstewart is celebrating 100 years of education on the north coast.

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Sale of Irish Art by Adrian Margey

Sale of Irish Art by Adrian Margey

Artist Adrian Margey will return to the Portrush Atlantic Hotel (formerly Ramada) this Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday, April 28 – Monday, May 1) with a new exhibition and sale of his work.

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Jimmy Morrow gets a head shave in aid of Comic Relief courtesy of Anita Graffin of Scissors. 1989.

In Pictures: The way we were

Here are a few photos from the Ballymena Times archive to get you all talking.

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Tumble out of bed and book your tickets for 9 to 5 NOW!

Tumble out of bed and book your tickets for 9 to 5 NOW!

What a way to make a living!

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VIDEO: Come to 9 to 5 The Musical, says Violet

“9 to 5 The Musical is the perfect show for anyone who has ever wanted to string up their boss...which is most of us”: DOLLY PARTON.

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Special Olympics Ulster have issued a call for volunteers to help on their annual Collection Day in Antrim on May 5. (Submitted Picture).

Special Olympics seeking ‘Superheroes’ in Antrim

Special Olympics Ulster have issued a call for their annual Collection Day in Antrim on Friday, May 5, to help transform lives through sport.

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There will be a chance to get close to nature at a Wild Food Foray near Carnlough on Saturday, April 29. (Submitted Picture).

Opportunity to go on a ‘Wild Food Foray’

There will be an opportunity to join Ulster Wildlife and Forage Ireland on Saturday, April 29, near Carnlough to uncover the wild spring larder that’s just waiting to be tasted at Straidkilly Nature Reserve.

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Sylvia Dunlop with charity campaigner Steve Dayman (right), and Meningitis Now NI Community Ambassador Carl Monteith.

Ballymena supporter joining charity’s walk to fight meningitis

A Ballymena woman, who lost her daughter to meningitis, is stepping out once again to raise awareness of the disease and funds for charity, Meningitis Now.

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UFU launch ‘Eating Healthy Local Food’ competition for schools

Nursery, primary and special schools in Ballymena and the wider borough are being challenged to put their creative skills to the test in a competition on the theme ‘Eating Healthy Local Food’.

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Some of those who took part in BIG Spring Clean in Randalstown.

BIG Clean Roadshow rolls into Randalstown

Tidy Randalstown has joined forces with Live Here Love Here, Girl Guiding Ulster and local volunteers to carry out a BIG Spring Clean of Randalstown.

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